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2017 Reading Goals

As always I was hoping to get this up a little sooner but there are just SO many books I want to read this year! And then of course there is the little voice inside my head saying, “Be reasonable, Rosanna, are you really going to have time to read ALL those books” which makes things a little difficult because obviously I have to be realistic as I am a grad student therefore homework will be involved .

BUT, I am on break from graduate school right now meaning I have a ton of time to read when I’m not working. I am taking full advantage and trying to read as many books as I can. Luckily, I am taking a teen’s collection class and we have to read one or two YA books a week so at least I will be able to have some fun doing my homework once my semester starts

*Oh before I forget, I should mention, that I am currently pursuing my master’s in Library and Information Science as it is my dream of being a children’s or teen’s librarian one day (haven’t decided on which yet) so that is why I am taking a teen’s collection class.

Ok, ramble over, now back to the main reason of this blog post:

MY 2017 READING GOALS!!!

So in order to not get TOO carried away, I have limited myself to seven reading goals for this year. Now some might say even that is too much but TRUST me when I tell you there were more… MUCH more, before I narrowed them down to these seven. I will say that a lot of my goals will be series themed because there are just SO many series I haven’t read yet and I want to remedied that. I have kind of unofficially dubbed this year as “The Year of Series”.

1. Read 90 books

Now, this is the goal that I have set for myself on Goodreads and as you can see I have already made progress and finished one book. Hopefully I will be able to reach this goal as it was my goal for last year and sadly I was not able to.

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2. Read at least 10 new series

Some series that are on my radar for this are the Stage Dive series by Kylie Scott, the Wild Aces series by Chanel Cleeton, the White House duet by Katy Evans, the VIP duet by Kristen Callihan, the Dirty Deeds series by J. Daniels, and many more.

3. Re-read/finish at least 10 series I have already started

The top two series that I most want to re-read/finish are the Chicagoland Vampire series by Chloe Neill and the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas. Both of them are LONG overdue.

4. Read at least 25 series

5. Read 30 books on my bookshelf

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So I have this problem, well its not exactly a problem per say, more of a habit where I will read books that are NOT the ones on my bookshelf. It seems pretty crazy considering I have an ENTIRE bookcase full of books but I just love checking books out of the library or acquiring new ARCs through Netgalley and reading those instead. So this year I am showing my beautiful bookcase some love (see left).

6. Complete the Debut Author Challenge 2017

I stumbled across this challenge on a whim really and immediately fell in love with the idea because it gave me the chance to read more YA and discover some new authors. I mostly read romance but I still love my YA so I am hoping to re-discover that love by completing this challenge and reading 12 books. If you are interested in joining the challenge, it was created by Jana over @ That Artsy Reader Girl. I already own an ARC copy of one of the books on the list found on Goodreads, Gilded Cage by Vic James (featured above), so I know at least one of the books I am going to read.

7. Read more books on my NetGalley TBR

So, I am not even going to mention my feedback percentage on Netgalley because it is just embarrassing. I am extremely grateful to have the opportunity to read the ARCs that I have gotten through NetGalley but feel that I have been neglecting them severely. So my goal is to not only read more of the books on my NetGalley TBR but also at least double my feedback percentage.


I can’t wait to get started on these reading goals! I have a really good feeling about this year and I am excited to see what new books and authors I discover.

Also, what are your reading goals? Comment down below, I would love to hear about them or post a link if you have talked about it on your blog.

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